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EYES Update 20 October 2020

October 19, 2020

This week we review the recently released guidance on student placements in settings. We look at the EWSS extension, and answer a query around the mid-term break, contractual arrangements and the EWSS.

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EYES Update 30 September 2020

September 29, 2020

This week's EYES Update announces the launch of the National Quality Guidelines for School Age Childcare.

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EYES Update 15 September 2020

September 14, 2020

This week the EYES update focuses on the NCS sponsor process and the Higher Capitation Application process.

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EYES Update 18 August 2020

August 17, 2020

This week we link to the new ECCE Programme Rules and Payment Schedule. We highlight the Irish translation of the Going To Preschool leaflet, and look at the COVID-19 Sustainability Support Funding.

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Press Release: Focused Policy Assessment (FPA) of the ECCE Higher Capitation Payment

July 24, 2020

Press Release: Focused Policy Assessment (FPA) of the ECCE Higher Capitation Payment - The Focused Policy Assessment of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Higher Capitation payment is available now on the Government’s website.

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Response to Government support package

June 12, 2020

Following the publication of our checklist to inform the reopening of childcare settings, we have been considering the package of support measures announced by Government on Wednesday.

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Government announces substantial supports for the Reopening of Childcare

June 11, 2020

Today, 10 June, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone announced a major funding package to facilitate the reopening of childcare facilities from 29 June.

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EYES Update 4 June 2020

June 4, 2020

This week the EYES team looks at the PSP application, the HSPC guidance document, AIM applications and accessing your premises again.

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Statement from Early Childhood Ireland

May 14, 2020

Statement from Early Childhood Ireland on the government decision not to proceed with provision of childcare support for frontline healthcare workers.

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EYES Update 13 May 2020

May 11, 2020

In the EYES Update this week, the team look at the rollout of the new Childcare for Essential Health Workers scheme and review the going live of Phase 2 of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme.

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